University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 87-39-1185
Current Location: Collections storage
Swiss Lake Dweller
Provenience: Switzerland
Period: Neolithic
Materials:Stag Bone
Credit Line:Gift of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1987
Other NumberL-37-1185 - Old Museum Number
23 - Original Number


Rib of stag, split in two and sharpened. one half, at least, has been broken off... Their peculiarly polished sharp end. Sometimes slighly indented, as if by the continual friction of thread. indicate that they may have been used in the manufacture of flaxen stuffs, or as a sort of knitting needle. "Wangon" writton on object.


[Book] Peale, Benjamin Franklin. 1873. Specimens of the stone age of the human race as collected and arranged by Franklin Peale; Copied in photography with a catalogue and introduction, also various communications on the subject made by him to the American Philosophical Society. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: #23; pl. 92View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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